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Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
time to work on the fiscal cliff. can both sides strike a bargain before everyone's tacks go up. we'll cover that with our headliners. senators dick durbin and lindsey graham. plus our powerhouse roundtable. matthew dowd, joe klein, ruth marcus, david sanger of "the new york times" and peggy noonan of "the wall street journal." >>> then ben affleck. >> you saw your parents killed? >> with war breaking out in congo, he's here live on what can be done to stop the fighting. >>> and -- >> i'm jonathan karl, i'm going to show you how this clipper will bring bipartisanship to washington. >>> hello, again. you just saw one small step for bipartisanship, is there more to come in washington? congress is back to work this week. top priority, a deal to block those automatic spending cuts and tax increases now set for january 1st, and some smart money is starting to bet that the president and congress will find a way to avoid that fiscal cliff. stocks up this week in anticipation of a deal with the dow clocking five straight of gains. and black friday consumer spending was down as well. now
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
taxes. >>> the looming fiscal cliff is one reason you may want to take that lump sum. if no deal is reached, and taxes go up, most financial advisers say that could cost the winner millions. >>> and with that fiscal cliff ahead, president obama is mounting a full-court press, making his case for higher taxes on wealthier americans, even as critics accuse him of being back in campaign mode. he'll meet today with mittle-class meshes who taxes will go up if there's no deal by the end of the year. and he talked to high-powered ceos about cutting the nation's deficit. >>> susan rice, who is the front-runner to be the next secretary of state, is back to capitol hill for more meetings with some of her harshest critics. the topic this time, her comments after the attack on the consulate in libya on september 11th. tahman bradley has the latest from washington. >> reporter: u.n. ambassador susan rice faces more tough diplomacy on capitol hill. rice is the leading candidate for secretary of state in president obama's second term. but prominent gop lawmakers are trying to stop her from getting
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Nov 28, 2012 11:00am PST
push to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >>> new details noon deadly fire at a clothing fire in bangladesh. factory officials are -- are arrested and accused [ male announcer ] introducing... a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar through a preferred network pharmacy like walgreens -- where you'll find 8,000 convenient locations. best of all, this plan has the lowest part d premium in the united states -- only $15 a month. open enrollment ends december 7th. so call today or visit your local walgreens. >>> a manhattan nanny has pleaded not guilty in the stabbing deaths of two children in her charge. ortega was arraigned in morning at hospital where she is being treated for self-inflicted stab counts she accused of killing a 6-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother last month in the family's apartment. the family recently moved to new york from san francisco, the father worked at bloomberg and yahoo. >>> president obama will meet privately with the man he beat
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
-- >>> bus full of paiges crashes into a child's bedroom. >> avoiding fiscal cliff new poll reveals what americans >>> good morning many rain continues to focus on the north bay now it will begin to shift east and south winds 30 to 40 miles an hour from pacifica to half moon bay. you can see yellows continue to push into sonoma and marin that's where the rain is beginning to pick up. bodega bay, santa rosa light returns further south blue, not much happening here, a few areas of light showers from 580 along san francisco, the peninsula, very light returns into the east bay still quiet the winds definitely getting woken up by those winds in the next two hours, 7:00 to 9:00 the rain will continue to come down moderately not behind the front now until noontime, very active weather, still to come. >>> right now we want to take you back out for live pictures. you can see on your left is san rafael, folks there are getting wet and the winds are the big issue. we have a tweet who just mentioned in sonoma they are getting a lot of rain. on the right paca, along the coast where you will find some
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
can avoid calm coming to a fiscal cliff. this just hours after she spoke at a women's dinner here is what she had to say. >> we need to grow our mobile expertise really quickly. one of the things we concluded is that yes, we need to hire one by one, won't it be great if we got shrugs of people that were a team, already knew how to work together? so we've been looking at aqua hires, we've done our first one. >> in addition, myer says yahoo will possibly look to partnership was other companies. more bad news on the hewlett-packard front. deals with the falout with autonomy write down, moody's cut the ratings today, three level as above junction status. moody's says it's worried about hp ability to compete as well as numerous execution challenges. and apple is winning in the netherland. a dutch court banned sale of some gal yachlsy product that's allegedly infringe on the apple photo navigation patents. the ban only applying to older products that don't run on updated photo galleries but samsung still going to have to pay apple $129,000 for every day it violates the ruling. a check in o
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Nov 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
about to happen. >>> tell washington. will lawmakers send americans off the fiscal cliff with a huge tax increase? the president asks middle class people to help make his case for action. >>> triple threat. three big storms, one after the other, about to pound the west coast. >>> and, made in america. do you want to make a difference, creating american jobs? david muir tonight shows us how to do it together for a happy holiday. >> we're in! >> we're in! >>> good evening. right now, millions and millions of americans are lining up to take a chance on a giant dream. a powerball ticket that could be worth more than half a billion dollars. the biggest in its history. the drawing is tonight. and some people have been willing to wait 2 1/2 hours in the long lines in arizona, while coast to coast, tickets are flying across the counters, 130,000 sold every minute. and that adds up to 7 million tickets sold every hour. so, we asked abc's steve osunsami to make his way into the vault where the lottery balls are kept under lock and key and tell us about all the americans hoping tonight is
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
lawmakers prepared to debate so called fiscal cliff. your bloomberg silicon valley index a little higher. the new york man who claims to own part of facebook has been indicted for wire and mail fraud. he was arrestedézpk last month accused of0l"ty faking e mails m mark zuckerberg and fabricating other evidence to bolster claims he owns part of the social network. the lawsuit is spill(b stil pending. back to you. >> thank you. >> sandhya patel is here with weather. the last day or two, nice weather. >> enjoy it while it's lasts, right? we've had fog around tomorrow, more fog in the morning. mostly dry, then, storms move n we'll be talking about three storms when taking you outside. we're looking at fog. you can see high clouds moving in up above. let's check out live doppler 7 hd.ác@Ñ fog lifted a lit. -- bit. it hasn't cleared out. it's going to be likely dense again in patches roont. temperatures into 50s along the coast. 60 as cross the bay area. areas of fog overnight, wet, windy starting wednesday, more storms going into the weekend. three storms coming our way. tomorrow mo
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Nov 26, 2012 11:00am PST
. economists warn today people looming fiscal cliff could hurt consumer confidence they say the threat of sudden increase in tax for middle class could put the brakes on holiday shopping. news has had an impact on stocks today with target, macy's and other retailers falling, dow down 64 points. >>> still much more ahead, another factory fire in bangladesh days after a deadly blaze at a company that makes clothes for big name retailers here. >> the elect was weeks ago some campaign something heating up again state senator from the bay area wan >>> there's been a second fire at a clothing fire in bangladesh, two days after another fire killed more than 100 workers. this is new video of the latest fire. the fire department believes everyone did get out safely. thousands took to the streets today demanding justice. officials say that building had no emergency exits when the fire broke out, workers above were trapped. the factory made products for wal-mart and other companies in the u.s. and europe. the bangladesh government has declared tomorrow a national day of mourning. >>> happening no
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Nov 27, 2012 1:40am PST
the table as the country edges closer to that fiscal cliff at the end of the year. some republican lawmakers are rethinking their promise not to raise the taxes. >>> and then here's a tax problem worth having, the tax bill on a record $425 million powerball jackpot that's up for grabs wednesday night. people across the country are dreaming. >> and we all know the chances are beyond slim. i think, the money you are putting down is for the fantasy. just that moment, you go, "man if i won this, wouldn't that be great." you're buying that moment of escape. not buying a real shot. >> you're very familiar with fantasizing, right? >> oh, yeah. >> money. winning. >> helps you get through the day. >>> and later they're back. 'tis the season for my favorite family, the griswolds, what got them together for 30 seconds after 23 years. can't believe it's been that long. details on what they're doing coming up in "the skinny." if you do not like national lampoon's "christmas vacation." you have no soul. funniest holiday movie ever. love the griswolds. >> coming from a man who has a heart as big
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Nov 25, 2012 4:00am PST
country from flu jing off the fiscal cliff. let's bring in george stephanopoulos. >> congress has gone home to the districts, any optimism that cooler heads will prevail and we'll see movement toward a deal quickly? >> there are only five weeks left. everything has to happen before december 31st. the president has had his first meetings with the top congressional leaders. there's a fair amount of optimism that something will get done before the end of the year. maybe a down payment on deficit reduction combined with a commitment to hit the big numbers. >> in addition to the fiscal cliff, some big vacancies coming up in the president's cabinet the state department, the treasury, even the cia, the general petraeus scandal, three vacancies now. >> and there's likely to be more shuffling in the president's cabinet. the president has signaled is favorite likely to be u.n. ambassador susan rice for secretary of state, she's faced a lot of opposition in house this week, republicans signed a letter not to appoint susan rice. the president hasn't made a final decision yet. if he went for i
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
the fiscal cliff. >> staggering damage tally in new jersey from storm owr storm sandy. >>> and good evening, once again. 34 days now until the so called fiscal cliff occurs. taxes will go upgv[; $2200 come january 1 ask both parties say they're open to compromise. the president says social media gets the message across. >> members of congress, write ask e mail. posted on the facebook walls. you can tweet it. using hash tag my 2 k. not y 2 k. my 2 k. >> one of the small business owners yesterday is the co-founder of oakland organic mushroom company called back to the roots. >> in washington, d.c. there is going to be-to-have to be things that are cut to provide stories for them to take back as proof. why this is important for small businesses to be the last things cut. they're the fabric of the country and economy. so want to stress that to them. how important this has been for us and others too. >> he admits the small business benefited from incentive programs. now they have 31 employees. >> new jersey governor says super storm sandy caused $37 billion in damage to his state saying
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Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
resuming talks with president obama about keeping the country from plunging off the fiscal cliff into economic disaster. >> so let's bring in the host of abc's "this week" george stephanopoulos. good morning, sir. congress has gone home to the districts. is there any optimism that cooler heads will prevail and we'll see movement toward a deal quickly? >> there actually is. there are only five weeks left. everything has to happen before december 31st or everybody's taxes go up, and the spending cuts kick in. but the president has had his first meeting with the top congressional leaders. there's a fair amount of optimism that something will get done before the end of the year. not necessarily the whole big deal but maybe a down payment on deficit reduction combined with a commitment to hit the big numbers before the end of next year. >> in addition to the fiscal cliff, there's some big vak kis coming up in the president's cabinet, as well. we have the state department, we have treasury. those two we expected, even the cia now, the general petraeus scandal, three vacancies. >> three big
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
power ball tonight experts say take the money and run. whatever happens with the fiscal cliff taxes on the very >>> good morning. winds gusting in excess of 30 miles an hour at our coast, wind advisory throughout the entire bay area -- [ inaudible ] wind warning at our coast we could see winds there in excess of 60 miles an hour through 11:00 this morning. >>> we'll continue to keep an eye on those winds. residents on the peninsula will be keeping an eye on a slipping hill slide where a mudslide happened earlier this month. a water main break caused this mess along several streets in daly city november 13th crews have been going around the clock to shore up parts of that hill to keep debris from flowing into the neighborhood daly city has spent almost half a million dollars to repair the damage. >>> in iraq residents of a baghdad neighborhood are cleaning up following a car bombing the blast killed five on a day when insurgents launched taxes against security forces and civilians in central and northern iraq yesterday, 30 were killed, dozens wounded. >>> in egypt several hundred pro
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Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
lot more about matters of the heart. >>> with the fiscal cliff looming in just over a month, high-level negotiators meet today on capitol hill. one republican is suggesting that instead of risking a tax increase on everyone, it would be better to let tax increases for the top 2% of earners go up. but the top gop leader in the house says that's a no-go. >> the goal here is to control the economy and control spending. you're not going to grow the economy if you raise tax rates on the top two rates. it will hurt small businesses. it will hurt our economy. why? this is not the right approach. >> reporter: boehner and president obama said they are optimistic that a deal can be reached by christmas. >>> turning overseas to egypt, where opponents of president mohamed morsi are calling for a second revolution. morsi is addressing his people today. a speech in which he's expected to discuss his move last week to seize near absolute power. thousands have been on the streets of cairo protesting that move since. morsi is showing no signs, though, of backing down. >>> and with the conflict in
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00am PST
republican lawmakers now say they'd be willing to break a no tax pledge to avoid the fiscal cliff. georgia senator saxby chambliss was among those on the sunday talk shows who said he'd be willing to reconsider raising taxes if democrats will cut spending. >> i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country only if the democrats agree to reform. >> the pledge signed 18 years ago is for that congress. the world has changed and the economic situation is different. >> now, congressional staffers met over the holiday weekend. and leaders intend to meet with the president this week. there are predictions it could be wrapped up before christmas. >> i like that optimism. >>> well, president obama is expected to announce this week a major reshuffling of his cabinet. u.n. ambassador susan rice will likely be the president's nominee to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. on top of that, massachusetts senator john kerry is said to be the leading candidate to replace leon panetta at secretary of defense. >>> and we're also expected to learn this week whether the supr
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Nov 25, 2012 5:00pm PST
evidence of real progress on avoiding the fiscal cliff. members of congress expect optimism today about the prospects of reach ago deal to avoid the sear of tax increases and spending cuts. democrats and the president wants to raise tax rates for the wealthy, republicans don't. there are more now breaking with grover nord qwest had gotten a majority of republican lawmakers to not support any effort to raise taxes. this morning, senator lindsey graham said that for the good of the country he is ready to violate the antitax pledge. >> i think grover is wrong when you can't cap deductions and buy down debt. i want to buy down debt and create jobs but i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country only if democrats will do entitlement reform. >> it's not clear when lawmakers and the president will meet next. >> fans of comediancast william are suing him after a performance in oklahoma. >> we now know what is behind a gas explosion in massachusetts. >> the items you'll most likely see the biggest discounts on cyber monday. >> leigh: ifit's a dry weekend. get ready f
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Nov 29, 2012 1:40am PST
. >>> then that looming fiscal cliff that could take money out of almost everybody's pockets, in the form of higher taxes, there is more wrangling ahead today in washington. but are the two sides any closer to agreeing on something? >> that's right. more high level meetings today. treasury secretary tim geithner, kind of obama's negotiator man at the table. see if they can make any headway. >>> art, later this half hour, she's 50, he's 26. demi moore has a new younger man in her life. who she is dating now coming up "the skinny." interesting choice. seeing how the last relationship turned out. >> all you need to know his last name is schnabel. >> not making that up. we are not making that up. >> no. >>> but first, we begin with breaking news, powerball officials are making it official this morning. two jackpot tickets sold for last night's lottery, one in missouri and one in arizona. >> missouri and arizona. congratulations. get this. by the time of the drawing the jackpot was worth $580 million. so we should mention the winning numbers right now, here they are, 5, 16, 22, 23, 29, an
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Nov 29, 2012 4:30am PST
fiscal cliff. they will discuss now to avert tax increases and spending cuts due to begin in january. >>> little progress in talks between the white house and house speaker boehner. >>> if you the past few days wishing you had -- california may be getting into the big game power ball played in 42 other states. lottery officials meet today expected to adopt regulations to join power ball on the heels of the staggering jackpot of 579 million dollars two winning tickets were drawn, sold in arizona and missouri. california retailers could begin selling the $2 tickets next year would it bring in 90 to 120 middles to help supplement education spending in -- million dollars to help supplement education in -- spending. >>> let's see if we are winners the weather race today. i think we are if you count raindrops. >>> we are still looking at two bigger storms headed our way, light showers this morning, live doppler showing most activity in the north bay up through cloverdale, ukiah, a few showers offshore also napa and snow may. if you are headed out highway 101 and 121 on the wet side
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
up 48 points. investors closely monitoring lawmakers as they try to avert that fiscal cliff. you can see the dow up possibly optimism with secretary geithner meeting with senate leaders today. we give live to the new york stock ex >>> good thursday morning i'm meteorologist lisa argen. starting out with live doppler, wet roads in the north bay from cloverdale to clear lake it is very light rain but the showers are around from fremont into the south bay we are looking at very light returns this will be the case throughout much of the day today as we wait in anticipation for this next stronger storm system to head our way it to bring more rain, gusty winds and it will last through the overnight hours into tomorrow morning. this morning, through the afternoon light showers and a little break out there, with breezy winds. >>> 6:43. >> time to check with josh elliot for what is coming up on "good morning america." to g. do not miss a minute all coming up on "good morning america". >> josh tell scottie he's the bravest man i've ever seen. >> i agree. scottie eric says you are the bravest m
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Nov 26, 2012 3:00am PST
hill where lawmakers are in the middle of a battle over the so-called fiscal cliff. so will republicans break a pledge over raising taxes? a decade's long pledge? >> now you see a little wiggle room. everyone, came out strong. now getting done to nitty-gritty of compromise here. perhaps backtracking here. get something done. look for language difference between tax rates and tax revenue as the debate moves forward there. >>> also this morning, the promises made to students by private for-profit colleges. did recruiters know and bend the truth about the job market to lure students to sign up for classes? a lot of reporting in recent years about what is going on with for-profit colleges. some of it kind of scary. we'll delve into that. >> we'll hear more in the next half hour. >>> later, the legendary rolling stones begin their concert tour, celebrating 50-year search for rock 'n' roll satisfaction. the first of five concerts. >> i could watch mick jagger dance all day. i think that's poetry in motion when mick gets on the stage and he's prancing around there. you can't beat t
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
provision of a fiscal cliff next year if congress does not act the tax increases from 35% to 55%, and the amount you can give tax free to children will drop from $10 million this year to $2 million next year. talking about a significant tax hike. >> the tax attorney says if couples don't take advantage, heirs will pay, dearly. >> so your so million estate is now worth? >> six, roughly. >> so families with more than a couple million are rushing to gift their children before year'slw'"Ñ end. >> our business is up 30% to 40% now. >> the managing directorb> of mfv. >> we've seen a lot of anxiety. a lot of angst to try to move well for the next generation. >> everyone says it's big. >> it could be big enough to have a t behind the number, as >> back at the day care center where money is tight, door he lowers says $10 million exemption should be qlor but estate tax seems high, even to her. >> people also made that money. and... that they're entitled to half of the money. >> as congress debates what the right rate and exemption combination should be, michael sedz there is a real divide among t
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Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
to the other battle brewing tonight, the clock is still ticking on the fiscal cliff. 35 days, taxes including on the middle class, will rise in america unless congress reaches a deal. abc senior white house correspondent jake tapper tells us the latest on this duel that would affect every single american family. >> reporter: the manufacturers of these angry birds building sets in pennsylvania will later this week be visited by president obama as he makes his case for raising tax rates on wealthier americans as part of a larger deal with congress. and while the president is not trying to provoke anger necessarily, he is trying to drum up passions for his proposal. meeting with small business owners today such as texas crop duster manufacturer, david ikert. >> there was a lot of talk in the room about certainty. small business wants certainty so they can plan, strategically look at how we move forward. >> reporter: and releasing these showing them pleading for their tax cuts to be extended. >> if you take away the $2,200 from my paycheck, it would severely impact my family. >> reporte
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
increases in spending cuts that so called fiscal cliff. the senate top rbi republican says the president is back on the trail instead of sitting down with lawmakers to negotiate a settlement. the president met with small business owners to built support for the aproich. tomorrow, meeting with middle class families. the president wants higher taxes for the wealthy. and un ambassador susan rice went to capitol hill to meet with republican senators. she's high on the list to secretary of state. she's been under fire from senate republicans over the attac killed four americans, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. today's meeting did not go well. >> we're doubled by many of the answers that we got. i'm more disturbed now than before. >> the republican senators stopped short of saying they'd block the nomination. they say they need more information and have more questions about the incident in benghazi. >> we're coming up on december to 1. that is the day mayans said the world would end. one scientist has been answering countless letters about the rumors. david morrison has a bi
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
working because she may be facing a spike in taxes in the new year. the so called fiscal cliff. about half of the small businesses pay taxes at a 35% rate. so without a tax deal, rates could spike to 42% n addition she is postponing orders for bring merchandise. >> we've had to small a bunch of stouf make sure it's going to be okay for next season. >> did that hurt you?. >> absolutely. bigger stores able to carry out the lines you know they get them earlier than we do. we follow them out so, long. >> small business owners worried whether they'll northbound business next year. this is one of them. >> you don't want to lose it all after 30 years in business. that would be a terrible thing. there is a lot of small business owners are single. >> small business owners feeling the squeeze of deep discounting by large national chains that set up shop on main streets once domain on small business. >> everyone talking about black friday and about 50, 60% of. you can't compete. >> i cannot do that. people want to stay away from malls. they don't want any part of it. that is what saved me. >> wl
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Nov 27, 2012 4:30am PST
information, right way. >>> lawmakers back at work on capitol hill trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. the biggest obstacle to a deal is a pledge of no tax increases of any kind that virtually every elected republican has signed. grover norquist is behind that pledge considered one of the most powerful men in washington and has convinced thousands of republicans to sign the pledge. with fiscal calamity on the horizon some gop lawmakers are changing their tune. >> i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country. >> president has made clear, he will not sign a bill that extents the bush era tax cuts for those making more than $250,000. >> some republicans open to breaking the say they will do it by closing tax loopholes they say entitlement reform has to be part of the discussion. both sides are counting on negotiators to find common ground. >>> if you have a lot of holiday errands you may want to get it done today before the storm gates open. >>> we have three systems that are headed our way over the next several days. first tomorrow morning doppler showing all the
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
% in the last year. and where they are concerned is the fiscal cliff. >> new in the next five minutes on abc 7 news at 5:00 what are the must haves on the wish list? 7 on your side michael finney will show which stores are offering the best deals on products this black friday. including computers, tvs and sporting equipment. >> stay tuned for that. 49ers coach cleared the air today about his ig regular heartbeat ask a possible quarterback controversial. he received electrical therapy. as for the controversy, he says isn't one. >> two quarterbacks we're confident have one force. and... we believe in. and... to me, it's opposite of a controversy. >> coach expects alex smith to be cleared soon. back up quarterback will start sunday if smith is not cleared. >> a bay area woman is going back home tonight after an abc 7 news i team investigation uncovered officials violating a federal regulation. >> that is right. now, the county is changing policy moving the woman back into the home she never wanted to leave. >> the report is that families complained public guardian's office moved a loved
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Nov 25, 2012 9:00am PST
europe. >>> this week congress returns to take on the pending fiscal cliff. year-end deadline where higher taxes and deep cuts kick in if a compromise haven't been reached. the stock markets have been betting early among congress will reach an early compromise, showing gains in this week's session. but republicans and democrats sound as far apart as ever on reaching a solution. >> the house of representatives has a bipartisan bill passed by the senate that will spare 898% of taxpayers across america from any income tax bases and 98% of businesses. it's a bipartisan bill the house should pass. >> it's fair to ask my party to put revenue on the table below historic packages. i will cap deductions. if you cap deductions around the 30, $40,000 range you can raise $1 trillion in revenue and the people who lose deductions are the upper income americans. to do this i just don't want to promise spending cuts, i want entitlement reforms. >> senator graham said the senate version will cutback the military to dangerously low levels. >>> new this morning the u.s. supreme court justices will go
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
learned it was coordinated by al-qaeda affiliates. >>> lawmakers trying to avoid the fiscal cliff, automatic tax hike for all americans, unless congress and the president can compromise. biggest obstacle is a pledge of no tax increases of any kind signed by most republicans. grover norquist is behind the pledge and has convinced thousands of republicans to sign the pledge in exchange for helping them get reelected. some republicans open to breaking the pledge say they will do it by closing loopholes but say entitlement reform must be part of the discussion. >>> do you think you are paying -- >>> good morning. home prices continue to climb nationwide up 3% in september compared to a year ago. in the san francisco area it was 7 1/2% compared to a year ago. meantime, watch for your landlord to jack up rent. recents are up 4.1% this year, watch for rents to go up 4.6% next year and 4.7 the year after. zillow buying hot pads for 16 million dollars, has 19 employees will stay in san francisco, zillow says the move will help it increase the number of leads it sends to landlords. watching ebay today
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
and a white house aide head to capitol hill today for separate talks on the so-called fiscal cliff. they will discuss how to avert a series of tax increases and spending cuts due to begin in january. there's been little evident progress in talks between the white house and lead gop negotiator, house speaker boehner. >>> if you the past few days wishing you lived somewhere that has power ball, you may get your wish. california may be getting in on the big game, already played in 42 other states. lottery officials meet today and are expected to regulations to join power ball on the heels of staggering jackpot of 579 million dollars. two winners, arizona and misery -- arizona and missouri. >>> 5:36. let's see what is going on with the weather. . >>> good morning. up in the north bay, clover lake, clear lake, dry creek road light showers will continue to increase throughout the afternoon south afternoon novato into san rafael, light showers, lucas valley road, damp, winds are breezy this is in advance of this next system, look at this these thunderstorms offshore, these are going to stay nor
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Nov 25, 2012 5:30pm PST
that will go up if they don't come up with a deal to avoid a fiscal cliff at the end of the year. and tonight, what could be a turning point. some republicans saying they are now willing to break that pledge of no new taxes. david kerley at the white house tonight. >> reporter: with some shopping done, president obama may be getting a gift from some republicans, republicans who signed a pledge never to raise taxes. this morning on abc news, a leading senator. >> i will violate the pledge. long shory short, for the good of the country if democrats will do entitlement reform. >> reporter: and pete chambliss says he will not abide by the pledge. support from a vocal house member too. >> i agree. a pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago is for that congress. the world has changed and the economic system is different. >> reporter: they are talking about that man's pledge, americans for tax reform president grover norquist who has hundreds of republicans signed. >> do you feel you are under assault? >> no. it allows elected officials to make it clear openly to voters where they s
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Nov 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
american family budget, look at this. the countdown on, 36 days until the nation goes over that fiscal cliff. a tax hike for everyone on new year's day unless lawmakers end their long gridlock, and today we did see a sign the paralysis may be ending. a republican mutiny against a man who had convinced them to take a pledge. abc's jonathan karl on the big picture from washington tonight. >> reporter: it's been an article of republican faith for decades, no tax increases of any kind, period. behind it all, this man, grover norquist, considered one of the most powerful men in washington. since he worked for ronald reagan in the 1980s, he's gotten virtually every elected republican to sign a pledge promising no tax increases. >> a taxpayer-friendly congress. >> reporter: they sign it to help get elected and don't violate it for fear of getting hammered for breaking their word. now how many of these things have been signed? >> pledges? >> reporter: yes. >> thousands over the years. >> reporter: he keeps them all on file. here's john boehner's pledge signed 20 years ago. if somebody signed t
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Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
washington on the fiscal cliff talk. >> we're going to begin there. signs, perhaps, of a potential compromise there to avoid the so called fiscal cliff that would raise taxes on a typical american family by some $2,200. republican congressman tom cole, of oklahoma, is urging republicans to accept president obama's deal and allow the bush-era tax cuts on the wealthy to expire for now. so tax cuts for the middle class can stay in effect. but house speaker john boehner remains opposed, saying a tax hike on the wealthy will hurt the economy. >>> today, president obama is hosting mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. after the election, the president promised to reach out to romney for his ideas. >>> and overseas, the u.s. could be getting more involved in the civil war in syria. "the new york times" is reporting the obama administration is considering options, including arming the rebel fighters there who have made progress in recent days in battling bashar al assad's forces. >>> and more trouble for president obama's expected nominee for secretary of state. susan collins
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Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
lot to resolve at that hearing. >>> we're counting down to the fiscal cliff. over a month to go before everyone's taxes go up. both sides set to meet with business leaders this week. the company will take his campaign on the road, too, as more republicans appear willing to bend on their no new taxes pledge. jon karl is in washington. even though the president has been calling congressional leaders, they haven't made enough progress for another face-to-face negotiation. >> reporter: there's no face-to-face meeting even scheduled now between the president and congressional leaders. but i can tell you that high-level talks with staff are intensifying, with time running out. and republicans are expressing a newfound willingness to compromise on that long-standing republican pledge never to raise taxes. >> the pledge was designed -- >> reporter: meet the anti-tax enforcer. the man behind the pledge. grover norquist. >> republicans who vote for a tax increase are rat heads in a coke bottle. they damage the brand for everyone else. >> reporter: ronald reagan was part of the first pledg
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Nov 28, 2012 1:40am PST
moment. >>> after this half hour, we're all one day closer to the fiscal cliff. what, 34 days now? president obama is finding new ways to make his case for raising taxes on wealthier americans. >> republicans say, get off the campaign stump and get in the negotiating room and get this thing done. so it's getting interesting. >>> imagine getting hit with unpaid parking tickets that totaled $100,000. well, a woman, her ex-boyfriend, and the battle over a car that sat for three years accumulating the fines. wow! >> chicago strong. that's how they roll there. >>> later, the secrets you can learn about your health by looking in the moore rohr. there could even be clues hidden in your earlobes. mirror, mirror on the wall. >> is it really? >> who has the creepiest ears of them all? >> little waxy. >>> first did you hear that? no. it's either the clock ticking, the powerball ticket printing or the cash registers ringing. that's for sure. all of it as we get ready for tonight's enormous powerball lottery. >> like my foley effect there? >> very nice. >> the second largest lottery jackpot ev
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00am PST
wait a minute >>> lawmakers trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. automatic tax hike and spending cuts for all americans unless congress and the president can reach compromise. biggest obstacle of no tax increases of any kind signed by most republicans. grover norquist is behind that pledge and has convinced thousands of republicans to sign in exchange for helping them get reelected. with fiscal calamity on the horizon some gop lawmakers are changing their tune. >> i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country. >> president has made clear he will not sign a bill that extends the bush era tax cuts for those making more than $250,000. >> some republicans open to breaking the say they will did it by closing tax loopholes they say entitlement reform has to be part of the discussion. >>> general motors has its eye on california to lunch a new electric car model. -- to launch a new electric car model. >>> an all-electric version of the chevy spark next summer starting in california and oregon nor less than $25 thaw -- $25,000, after a tax credit. if you are looking
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Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
stock parkt. stocks ending the day down, investor as wait news on fiscal cliff bloomberg silicon valley was down on the day. sales of microsoft x box 360 are outpacing those with the new gaming system. a spokesperson blogged 750,000 consoles were sold in the u.s. last week, and that compares to just $400,000. the brand new wiiu, everybody fighting for those gamers and their)8áÑ attention during the holiday season. dan and carolyn, back to you. >> thank you. >> we're expecting big changes in the weather. >> yes. sandhya patel is tracking it all. it did sound intense. >> yes. with a first storm hitting during rush hour, timing of the storm does not look good. from our sutro camera, you can see clouds gathering as wewllo check out live doppler 7 hd. you can see these are clouds in advance of the storm system. the stormuhed not here yet, but we'll be watching for it as it arrives in the wee hours of the morning and we'll feel wind and rain coming down hard at times. temperatures now in the 50s and 60s, stormy for the morning commute. rain shifts to the north bay on thursday. and m
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Nov 26, 2012 7:00am PST
apart, george. >> jake tapper, thanks very much. >>> george, if you're worried about the fiscal cliff, well, there's always the power ball fever hitting everyone. the jackpot hitting a record $425 million. it could be higher before wednesday's drawing. john muller is right where people are lining up to buy the hot tickets. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this is where the dream begins for millions of americans at mom and pop shops like this. we're at the garden state news in new jersey. lines not so bad this morning, in and out. but they will be out the door by wednesday night. keep in mind, 425 million bucks comes with 425 million stresses. here's what you need to know. with no winner this weekend and three days before the next drawing, the frenzy to buy tickets for the biggest jackpot ever is in full swing, including georgia and florida, the first two states to allow hopefuls to buy online. now imagine it, you just won the $425 million. you've never felt better in your life, right? wrong. >> butterflies in your stomach wouldn't even begin to describe how your stomach f
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
fiscal cliff, of tax increases and spending cuts, looming at year's end. today, that and president obama will meet with a group of middle-class americans, hoping to convince congress to protect tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 per year. >>> it will be another tough day of questioning for susan rice, the likely nominee to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. rice, facing critics for a second-straight day. they say she misled the public after the attacks in libya. rice said she was using the cia information available to her at that time. but after talks yesterday, republican senators, including john mccain, say they are even more troubled, now, about rice's responses. >>> and after the repeal of the don't ask/don't tell ban on gays in the military, four women are challenging the ban on women in combat. their lawsuit claims the 1994 rule keeping them out of ground combat also unfairly blocks them from promotion. it comes as officers are on aer is survey, asking if women would be a distraction in combat operations. >>> and police in new york, say a bus driver
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